Sometime in the 1980s a new idea came to the world. If music and entertainment focused popular attention on the needs of the world’s poor, there would be a demand for change that the politicians could not ignore. Bosse Lindquist’s film tracks the history of this idea. Most prominent among a generation of celebrity activists are the Irish musicians Bob Geldof and Bono. From small beginnings they created a sizable lobbying movement. In Give Us The Money, Geldof, Bono and fellow activist Bill Gates speak candidly about the lobbying, strategizing and back room deals involved in their near 30 years of activism and the valuable political currency of celebrity.
There will be a QandA after the screening.